"Euroabstracts" is published each month by DG XIII of the European Commission. It provides abstracts of Community RTD publications in addition to a review of RTD results, policies and activities. The focus of the September issue is on the European Space Agency (ESA). An article reviews ESA's activities in space exploration and exploitation, from basic research to commercial ventures. A communication on the European space effort and the need for Community action is examined in the light of cooperation between ESA and the European Union. An article in French reviews ESA's industrial policy. The issue also contains an article on a report by the Commission's Industrial R&D Advisory Committee (IRDAC) which finds that education and training will be key elements for Europe's competitiveness. The September edition includes some 25 pages of abstracts of recent Community publications on research, science and technology. These cover a wide range of subjects: chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and technology, energy, life sciences, materials, mathematics, computers and telecommunications, nuclear science and engineering, and physics.